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Byline: James W. Brosnan BROSNANJ@SHNS.COM / (202) 408-2701
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency found above-normal levels of lead in drinking water at a student-housing complex at New Mexico State University, triggering an investigation and more testing by the state and the university.
Monitoring in 2003 found lead levels as high as 73 parts per billion in 25 of 60 units tested in the Vista Del Monte complex. That's almost five times the level of 15 parts per billion that requires action to correct the problem. Each unit contains four apartments.
The lead levels are …